• Sr. Category Manager Media

    The LEGO GroupEnfield, CT 06082

    Job #1580019673

  • Sr. Category Manager Media

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    • Location

      • USA, Enfield, Connecticut
    • Job ID US10874

    • Category

      • Purchasing/Procurement
    • Language EN

    If you want to play a role in supporting our efforts to identify and manage partners that will help engage more children to experience the joy of building and the pride of creation, then this is the role for you!

    Core Responsibilities

    To drive and manage sourcing and procurement related initiatives and responsibilities across PMD, LEGO Retail and the Regional Marketing organizations in the media category and the overall management of the related supply base.

    •Key contributor to the development of the Global Category Sourcing Plan in collaboration with key partners

    •Regional Sourcing responsible for Media across AMS market group

    •Secure strong partner management

    •Regular update of global & regional market intelligence insights

    •Build, maintain, and manage supplier base - incl. contracting, negotiations, relationship building, risk management and supplier performance together with the relevant partner

    Play your part in our team success.

    The Marketing Services category covers all commercial activity involving media, creative advertising services, creative production services, PR, marketing materials, marketing events, market research, consumer insights.

    This position will focus on the sourcing of marketing services, specifically media and marketing contractors categories. The role also supports broader team members on activities relating the other areas within the department whenever necessary.

    Focus areas include:

    •Development of Global Category Sourcing Plan and execution inclusive of local and global suppliers

    •Responsible for regional opportunities, sourcing and consolidation

    •Global and Regional partner management and Key Performance Indicators execution

    •Support and execute the global commercial strategy

    •Strong collaboration with local teams for other categories to drive any regional opportunities and consolidation

    •Manage the regional market by acting as the single point of contact (for procurement, legal and finance) to the business partners

    •Build a scalable and flexible Regional/Local supply base, managing local RFI, RFQ, RFP and SRM processes

    •Sharing the best ways of working and leadership initiatives in global category forums

    •Be accountable to all aspects of local / regional commercial governance compliance.

    Do you have what it takes?

    •5-8 years' experience in procurement or a position with relevant experience as it relates to this role

    •Bachelor´s degree in procurement, supply chain or another filed related to the role or equivalent experience

    •SAP experience and advanced skills in MS Office

    •Proficient English in language and written, additional language capabilities are a plus.

    •Thinking strategically and been a collaborative person

    •Previous experience in working in global organizations with remote management

    •Service minded person with strong focus on internal customer relations and processes

    •Previous experience working with or in media agencies, advertising agencies or in a marketing role

    Bring it to Life!

    Children are our role models. Their curiosity, creativity and imagination inspire everything we do. We strive to create a diverse, dynamic, and inclusive culture of play at the LEGO Group, where everyone feels safe, valued and they belong.

    The LEGO Group is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and equal pay regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

    We support our employees in being there for the moments that matter in life and celebrate families of all kinds, the loved ones that make us who we are. Being part of the LEGO Group also means taking part in our annual Play Day, playing a part in building a sustainable future and continuing our mission to "inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow."

    Beyond competitive pay and bonus incentives, employees on campus can enjoy coffee and fruit, canteen service with employee discount, and additional benefits such as: flexible working time and home office, the LEGO Group employee store with discounts. Additionally, you can impact more children by giving them the play & building experience through our Local Community Engagement events.

    The LEGO Group is fully committed to Children's Rights and Child Wellbeing across the globe. Candidates offered positions with high engagement with children are required to take part in Child Safeguarding Background Screening, as a condition of the offer. Thank you for sharing our global commitment to Children's Rights.

    Build your career brick by brick at the LEGO Group.

    Join the global LEGO® family

    Additional Details

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